How I use positive affirmations to quiet TheMeanGirl

I have been trying extra hard to make this rocky time in my life, a time of transformation. As I’ve been actively working on improving myself, I started to notice just how miserable I have been. It has come to my attention that I needed a swift kick in the butt and someone to show me the light.

I have been reading and researching in my Psycho-Cybernetics book, (which sounds much more intimidating than it actually is) and I have found so many helpful tips that seem like they were written just for me. A curvy, broke girl that is way lost and insecure. Among the many helpful tips in this book, one practice stands out to me. The book encourages you to look over the following list regularly. It is something that I repeat to myself when I notice that I am starting to lose faith in my journey or in myself. It reminds me that the mean girl in my head is so consistent and insidious, that I need to actively remind myself to be happy:

  1. I will be as cheerful as possible
  2. I will try to feel and act a little more friendly toward other people
  3. I am going to be a little less critical and a little more tolerant of other people, their faults, failings and mistakes. I will place the best possible interpretation upon their actions.
  4. Insofar as possible, I am going to act as if success were inevitable, and I already am the sort of personality I want to be. I will practice “acting like” and “feeling like” this new personality
  5. I will not let my own opinion color facts in a pessimistic or negative way.
  6. I will practice smiling at least three times during the day.
  7. Regardless of what happens, I will react as calmly and as intelligently as possible.
  8. I will ignore completely and close my mind to all those pessimistic and negative “facts” which I can do nothing to change.

I challenge you to recite these statements to yourself daily to keep your MeanGirl in check. It’s really worked for me. In those times where my happiness feels so fragile, these statements really help to bring me back to my center.

With Love,

-The Curvy Broke Girl

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